Contemporary Review of Anti-Corruption Measures in Construction Project Management

Emmanuel Kingsford Owusu, Albert P.C. Chan, Owusu Manu DeGraft, Effah Ernest Ameyaw, Osei Kyei Robert

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This study reviews the anti-corruption measures (ACMs) developed to mitigate the pervasiveness of corruption in construction project management (CPM). Using a two-stage methodological process to identify the relevant publications needed, 39 unique ACMs were identified in 38 selected publications. The leading ACMs identified are ethical codes, transparency mechanism, training, and development initiatives. A conceptual framework constituting six thematic constructs was developed to facilitate easy identification of ACMs and categorization of future developments of ACMs. They are regulatory, managerial, probing, compliance, promotional, and reactive measures. The findings contribute in-depth understanding of ACMs in CPM and are useful for further empirical research.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)40-56
Number of pages17
JournalProject Management Journal
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2019


  • anti-corruption measures
  • construction project management
  • regulatory measures

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Strategy and Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation


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